Collingsworth County

Collingsworth County, Texas

800 West Ave County Courthouse Box 10
Wellington, TX 79095
Phone: (806) 447-2408
Fax: (806) 447-2409

On the southeastern border of TX panhandle, southwest of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar and Fannin counties. Name Origin: For Maj. James T. Collinsworth (1806-38), aide to Gen. Sam Houston (1793-1863), Republic of TX senator (1836), and first chief justice (1837). Clerical spelling error was allowed to stand

Area (sq mi):: 919.44 (land 918.80; water 0.64) Population per square mile: 3.20
Population 2005: 2,968 State rank: 229 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.40%; 1990-2000 -10.30% Population 2000: 3,206 (White 71.40%; Black or African American 5.30%; Hispanic or Latino 20.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 14.70%). Foreign born: 4.30%. Median age: 40.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,318; median household $25,438; Population below poverty level: 18.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,905-$28,636
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 4.00% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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